Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.

For Genealogical Help in Sedgwick County, contact:

Wichita Genealogical Society

PO Box 3705

Wichita, KS  67201-3705

e-mail: mailto:info@wichitagensoc.org

or the

Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society

PO Box 1121

Wichita, KS  67201-1121

SG   Sedgwick County, Kansas, was established in 1867.  It was created out of Butler County and named after John Sedgwick, the highest ranking Union General killed during the Civil War. The county seat of Sedgwick County is Wichita, Kansas.

Sedgwick County Old News

courtesy of the Kansas Old Newspaper Transcribers Guild (KCGS)

Playmates Are Reunited

PLAYMATES ARE REUNITED AFTER HALF A CENTURY Pioneer Women Find Each Other at Church Reunion After 50 years separation, Mrs. F D Hughes of 1007 South Water, and Mrs. Ellen Winchel of Newkirk Okla., childhood playmates, met at the home of Mrs. G W Fairchild, 1433 North...

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Robert Elliott’s Body To Be Moved

FORMER SOLDIER’S BODY WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO FILL PAUPER’S GRAVE  Shall the body of a soldier who fought with the Allies be allowed to rest in a potter’s field? An emphatic “no” was the local American Legion’s answer to the question when they discovered that the...

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Charles Artz

In the early morning of June 27, 1920, Rock Island Railroad Special Agent Charles F. Artz arrested four men on vagrancy charges near the Rock Island tracks in North Wichita. As Agent Artz escorted the men out of railroad yards to meet a city patrolman who was to take...

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John Williams Dead

DIGHTON - John Williams of Bentley Kansas who owns the farm occupied by W.H. Streeter, died June 2nd.  The Dighton Herald, Dighton, Kansas. Friday, June 23, 1916. (c) Transcribed by Sonya Thomas for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.

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A Wichita Sensation

Henry M. Leonard, 62 years of age, was found dead the other morning in the rear of his home at Wichita.  The body had been horribly mangled and partially covered in a manure heap.  A trail of blood was followed to the kitchen of Leonard's residence where his wife and...

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Cigarette Charley is Captured

Relatives of his victim have positively identified Ed. R. Smith, who was recently sentenced at Wichita to four years in the Kansas penitentiary for the robbery of a palace car in Wichita, as "Cigarette Charley," wanted in Illinois for the murder and robbery of Edward...

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William Boone’s Trial

WICHITA.  County Attorney William Boone done his own pleading in the disbarment trial against him at Wichita this week. It is said that his oratorical ability gained him several points. The Hutchinson Gazette, Hutchinson KS. Thursday, January 17, 1895. Page 3. (c)...

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Thieves & Police Numerous

WICHITA.  The police of Wichita are having trouble with housebreakers. They seem to be pretty numerous – thieves, not police. The Hutchinson Gazette, Hutchinson KS. Thursday, January 17, 1895. Page 2. (c) Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of...

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Ed Clark Dead

WICHITA.  Edward Clark, a prominent ticket broker and business man of Wichita, died in that city of apoplexy this week. The Hutchinson Gazette, Hutchinson KS. Thursday, January 17, 1895. Page 2. (c) Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical...

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